RESTAURANTS

00+Co

65 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 777-1608

Vegan/gourmet pizza/organic. Plant-based pizza concept from Matthew Kenney, opened Feb 2016. Serves vegan cheeses and small plates, organic pizza prepared in a wood burning oven, ice cream and organic wine. The name refers to the high quality "00 flour" used in the pizza dough, which has a lower gluten content than most flours.The restaurant is located between 3rd and 4th Street. 

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
organic wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Blossom On Carmine

41 Carmine St., New York, NY 10014

(646) 438-9939 

Vegan/café/organic/kosher. Café Blossom offers organic and innovative vegan cuisine. Sandwiches include the Tofu BLT, Southern Seitan, and Soy Filet Parmesan. Choose from gourmet entrées such as Porcini Rubbed Tofu, Risotto Croquettes, or Rosemary Walnut Crusted Seitan for dinner. This kosher café uses organic ingredients from local farms and small distribution companies. The eatery is located between Bedford and Bleecker Streets in the West Village. Café Blossom is a sister restaurant to Blossom in Chelsea.

Open daily for brunch and dinner
Full service
catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

Blossom Restaurant

187 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

(212) 627-1144 

Vegan/organic. Blossom is a chic restaurant offering an intimate dining experience. Menu items include Seitan Medallions, Porcini Crusted Filet, Tofu Fra Diablo, and Phyllo Roulade. Is your mouth watering yet? If not, it will when you see the dessert menu; you must finish off your meal with pumpkin pie, chocolate ganache torte, pineapple crepes, or apple & cranberry napolean. Or one of each! Blossom is located in the heart of Chelsea, between 21st and 22nd Streets. The restaurant is closed between brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

Open Monday through Thursday for dinner. Open Friday through Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
catering, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Buddha Bodai Vegetarian Restaurant

5 Mott St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 566-8388 

Vegetarian/Chinese/kosher. Buddha Bodai offers many delicious dishes including veg lobster with black bean sauce, veg lamb with mixed veggies in garlic sauce, and veg shark fin soup. Make sure to stop by for their weekday lunch special which is a great value. Buddha Bodai is kosher certified.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

Café Blossom

507 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 875-2600 

Vegan. Located between 84th and 85th Streets on the Upper West Side, Café Blossom serves up delicious brunch items including Tofu Florentine, Tofu Benedict, and Quinoa Pancakes. For lunch dine on dishes such as Harvest Kale, Seitan Scallopini, Vegetable Lasagna, and a Tofu BLT. For dinner start your meal with a Taco Trio or Seitan Skewers. Follow these with Barbecue Tempeh, Stuffed Poblano Peppers, or Fettuccini Alfredo.

Open for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Open for brunch and dinner Saturday and Sunday.
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Café Viva Gourmet Pizza

2578 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(212) 663-8482 

Vegetarian/pizzeria. Café Viva has a great selection of pizzas. Choose from toppings such as seitan pepperoni, soy sausage, organic vegetables, and tofu. Casein-free soy cheese is available for vegans. The menu also includes salads, sandwiches, pastas with seitan "meat" sauce, calzones, ravioli, and more. The restaurant only uses unbleached flour, sea salt, filtered water, and natural sweeteners. Café Viva is located between 97th and 98th Streets.

Open daily for lunch through late night service
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Candle 79

154 E. 79th St., New York, NY 10075

(212) 537-7179 

Vegan/organic/gourmet. Candle 79, from the same owners as Candle Café, offers a fine dining experience of vegan gourmet cuisine. They use organic and seasonal ingredients in their creative menus. Enjoy such dishes as Chili-Grilled Tempeh, Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Cake, Live Heirloom Tomato Tartare, Balsamic Herb Baked Tofu, or Seitan Piccata. Candle 79 is located at Lexington Avenue on the Upper East Side. The restaurant is closed between lunch/brunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$-$$$

Caravan of Dreams

405 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10009

(212) 254-1613 

Vegan/organic/kosher. Caravan of Dreams offers organic and vegan cuisine with many raw foods dishes. Try their Black Bean Chili, Corn Polenta with Sweet Potato & Leek Sauce, or Grilled Marinated Tofu. Many dishes are wheat-free, and the water is osmosis-filtered. The staff at Caravan is committed to using only organically-grown ingredients whenever available and to designing balanced dishes for healthful eating. The restaurant also features live music nightly, an art gallery, lectures, and various classes. Caravan of Dreams is located between 1st & Avenue A and is kosher certified.

Open daily for brunch and dinner through late night
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Franchia

12 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-1001 

Vegan/teahouse. Franchia, an offshoot of the nearby upscale vegan Korean restaurant Hangawi, was designed with waxed floors, low tea tables, and intricately carved wooden sliding doors to evoke a mountain-temple-style traditional tearoom. It features a vegetarian kitchen specializing in soups; vegetarian sushi; green-tea-flavored pancakes, noodles, salads, and bread; soy and grain "meat" dumplings; sautéed rice cakes; pumpkin noodles; and desserts, including soy ice cream and soy cheesecake. In addition, you may buy their teas and other items in the gift shop and through their website. Franchia is located between 34th and 35th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
suitable for business entertaining, take-out, delivery, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices, special beverages, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$$

Friday Night Dinner Club

The Natural Gourmet Cookery School, 48 W. 21st St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10010

(212) 645-5170 

Vegetarian/natural foods. Enjoy a five-course vegetarian meal served by a chef instructor and students of the Chef's Training Program. The food is whole, fresh, natural, and seasonal, as well as high-fiber, low-fat and cholesterol-free. No refined sugar is used. Communal seating and a new fixed menu each week. In addition, baked desserts, frozen yogurt, and non-dairy frozen desserts are available at reasonable prices, and there's a large selection of herbal teas.

Open Friday only. Closed major holidays
Full service
reservations required, BYOB, catering, take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

HanGawi

12 E. 32nd St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-0077 

Vegan/Korean. This upscale vegan restaurant serves traditional Korean dishes in a serene setting, with ancient decor and traditional folk music. Shoes must be removed at the door. There is a fixed price menu that comes with starters, appetizers, entrée, and dessert. An á la carte menu is also available with several other options, including salads, soups, rice and noodle dishes, stews, and much more. A fun fact about this restaurant is that birthday honorees are dressed in traditional Korean attire for their meals and photographed by the staff.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$$

Hummus Kitchen

1613 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10028

(212) 988-0090 

Vegetarian/Mediterranean/kosher. Hummus Kitchen features hummus in a variety of forms, but also serves various other Middle Eastern specialties, including falafal, baba ghanouj, baklava, and more. They have a full menu, including appetizers, soups, salads, and desserts. Hummus Kitchen is located between 83rd & 84th Streets on the Upper East Side.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

John's of 12th Street

302 E. 12th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 475-9531 

Italian. John's of 12th Street uses the highest quality, freshest ingredients to prepare traditional Italian cuisine with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. They have a separate vegan menu (which includes desserts!), and they use dedicated utensils to prepare vegan dishes. The romantic, festive décor includes tiled floors and painted scenes of Italy. Try the vegan Eggplant Parmigiana with Daiya Cheese, Seitan Scallopini with Marsala Wine Mushroom Sauce, or Grilled Portobello Mushroom with Polenta and Greens. Satisfy your sweet tooth with vegan Almond Coconut Panna Cotta, vegan ice cream, or vegan cannoli. The restaurant is in the East Village between 1st and 2nd Avenues and near NYU. Cash only.

Open daily for dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
$$

Kailash Parbat

99 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 213-0987 

Vegetarian/Indian. Located near the corner of 27th Street, Kailash Parbat is an authentic Indian restaurant serving vegetarian delicacies. They are well known for their chaat, or street food. Pair the Masala Chaas, a traditional buttermilk flavored beverage with cumin seeds and fresh coriander, with the KP Chaat Platter to get a taste of many of these unique flavors.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
catering, take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Kajitsu

125 E. 39th St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 228-4873 

Vegan/Japanese. Kajitsu serves Shojin cuisine, an ancient Japanese cuisine developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries, that focuses on fresh ingredients and artistic presentation. Following the Buddhist principle of not taking life, no animal products are used. The menu changes monthly according to what is in season. Diners can choose between two prix-fixe menus -- four or eight courses. The meals are served on handmade ceramic dishes, some of which are antiques. You will find Kajitsu between 1st Avenue and Avenue A in the East Village. Reservations are recommended at this upscale restaurant.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

Lan Café

342 E. 6th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 228-8325 

Vegetarian/Vietnamese. Lan Café is a small, family-owned all-vegetarian Vietnamese restaurant. With the exception of a milk option for tea and coffee beverages, they are completely vegan. If you enjoy flavors like cilantro and lemongrass, you will no doubt love Lan Café. They are located between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
$-$$

Madras Mahal

104 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 684-4010 

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Madras Mahal features authentic South Indian cuisine that is kosher, vegetarian, and vegan-friendly. Try South Indian dosai, spicy curries from Western India, fluffy breads, and much more. Some dishes are made with dairy products, but eggs are not used. Don't miss their daily lunch buffet! Madras Mahal is located in Manhattan's Little India section between 27th & 28th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages, beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Mana Restaurant

646 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 787-1110 

Japanese. Mana, which is vegetarian except for fish, offers Japanese natural and macrobiotic cooking without sugar, chemicals, preservatives, or dairy products. Filtered water and organic ingredients are used. Mana is located between 91st and 92nd Streets. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, non-alcoholic beer
$-$$

Organic Grill

123 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 477-7177 

Vegetarian/organic. The Organic Grill (between 7th Street & St. Marks Place) boasts that "99.9% of our foods are prepared using clean, sustainably raised materials." For a tasty treat, try the BBQ Seitan Sandwich, Eggplant Caponata with Herb Crostini, or the Vegan Wheat-Free Waffles. All cheese dishes can be made with vegan cheese. Orders and reservations can be placed from The Organic Grill's website.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Peacefood Café

460 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 362-2266 

41 E. 11th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 979-2288 

Vegan/natural foods/bakery. Peacefood Café's menu includes panini, pizza, vegetable tempura, chickpea fries, strawberry shortcake, and raw key lime pie. Locally-grown ingredients are used whenever possible. Desserts are baked in their own kitchen with no dairy, egg, or refined sugar. Peacefood on Amsterdam is located uptown at 82nd Street while the café on East 11th is located downtown at University Place.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Pongal

110 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 696-9458 

1154 First Ave, New York, NY 10021

(212) 355-4600 

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Pongal specializes in southern Indian cuisine, so you will find items like dosai and crepes, made with fermented batters that are stuffed with potatoes and other vegetables. This restaurant is certified kosher. The 110 Lexington Ave. location is between 27th and 28th Sts. The 1154 First Ave. location is between 63rd and 64th Sts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, wine/beer/alcohol, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

Pukk

71 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

(212) 253-2741 

Vegetarian/Thai. This vegetarian Thai restaurant, Pukk (Thai for 'vegetable'), is 98% vegan and offers an egg-free option for the few dishes containing eggs. Dishes include curry Thai pancake and soft green rice crepe as well as a large mock meat selection including mock chicken, beef, duck, and shrimp and three types of tofu. Vegan desserts are also available such as a caramel chocolate cake. Located between 4th and 5th Sts.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, soymilk, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer, catering
VISA/MC, $-$$

Quantum Leap

226 Thompson St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 677-8050 

Natural foods. While Quantum Leap is not completely vegetarian (they serve fish), it's very veggie-friendly. There is truly something for everyone here; menu items include salads, soups, sandwiches, wraps, veggie burgers, Mexican, Japanese, tofu, and seitan dishes. Items that are vegan (and there are many) are noted on the menu. Quantum Leap is in the West Village.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, soymilk, smoothies, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Quintessense Restaurant

263 E. 10th St., New York, NY 10009

(646) 654-1823 

Vegetarian. This internationally-flavored restaurant between 1st Ave. and Ave. A uses only organic ingredients to prepare their dishes. All meals are based on living foods philosophies. Options include dips, salads, soup, pasta, nori rolls, and desserts. The only thing that keeps Quintessense from being completely vegan is the use of honey in some dishes.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner only. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Raw Soul

348 W. 145th St., New York, NY 10039

(212) 491-5859 

Vegan/raw foods. Located near Jackie Robinson Park and in walking distance of The City College of New York, Raw Soul serves live, vegan cuisine. Enjoy personal pizzas with walnut/Brazil nut cheese & sun-dried tomato sauce or lasagna made with zucchini noodles and walnut cheese. Raw Soul offers great weekday lunch specials too.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

Red Bamboo

140 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 260-1212 

Vegetarian/Caribbean. Red Bamboo specializes in all-vegetarian Caribbean soul food. Its menu includes unique entrées such as Caribbean Jerk Spiced Seitan, Creole Soul Chicken, Maryland Fried Scallops, Salmon Teriyaki, Citrus Beef with Asparagus, Butterfly Soy Chops, and Quesadillas. They also offer appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, specialty rices, and sides like Sweet Potato Fries, Collard Greens with Veggie Ham, and Mango Salsa. Red Bamboo is located at Washington Square & 6th Avenue in Manhattan's West Village.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, soymilk, fresh juices, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Rockin' Raw

171 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 477-3777 

Vegan/organic/raw foods. Enjoy colorful and inventive dishes and a relaxing laid back atmosphere at the 100% raw restaurant, Rockin’ Raw. You will never look at raw food the same way again. Regulars rave about the Fully Loaded Nachos appetizer, their smoothies, and extensive menu of desserts! The café is located in the heart of Greenwich Village off of Houston Street.

Open Monday and Wednesday-Friday for Dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Full service
vegan options
Smoothies, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Sacred Chow

227 Sullivan St., New York, NY 10012

(212) 337-0863 

Vegan/organic/kosher. Yes, this is the former veggie deli that was in Greenwich Village. Now it is completely vegan and offers sit-down meals. Their specialty is vegan tapas and they offer delicious soups of the day. Definitely leave room for desserts like their gluten-free velvet brownies. Please stop by "to fuel your mind & body."

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

Saravanaa Bhavan

81 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 679-0204 

413 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 721-7755 

Vegetarian/Indian. Saravanaa Bhavan is part of the popular Chennai-based international franchise. Specializing in South Indian vegetarian cuisine, the restaurant offers traditional dishes including dosa, uthappam, curries, and thali. The location on Lexington is located at the corner of 26th Street in Curry Hill. The location on Amsterdam is between 79th and 80th Streets on the Upper West Side.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC, $$

Seasoned Vegan

55 St. Nicholas Ave., New York, NY 10026

(917) 232-3446 

Vegan/soul food. Seasoned Vegan is a restaurant run by a mother and son duo. They specialize in gourmet vegan soul food. The menu features southern, Caribbean, Moroccan, and Asian comfort foods, with specials such as "Crawfish" in basil sauce, Mango "Beef" and "Chicken" in ginger sauce. They also offer delicious cakes, such as spicy chocolate or beet flavored, many vegan sandwiches, kale or mushroom salads, and much more. Seasoned Vegan is located near Columbia University at the corner of W. 113th Street in Harlem. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Souen

210 6th Ave., New York, NY 10014

(212) 807-7421 

28 E. 13th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 627-7150 

Macrobiotic/organic. Sample Souen's various seitan, tofu, and tempeh entrées. Appetizers, soups, salads, tempura, and noodle dishes with the option of udon or soba noodles are also offered. Please note that fish is served here.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages, beer/wine
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

Sun In Bloom

165 Church St., New York, NY 10007

(212) 791-6700 

Vegan/organic/raw foods/juice bar. Although there are a few tables, Sun In Bloom in TriBeCa is mostly a take-out eatery. Enjoy an all-vegan menu of organic and raw foods prepared fresh daily in their kosher kitchen. In addition to sandwiches, salads, and wraps, they also feature a hot bar for take-out as well.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner
Counter service
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

Taste of Bhakti

25 1st Ave., New York, NY 10003

(920) 624-2584 

Vegetarian/Indian. The Taste of Bhakti serves a vegetarian menu of authentic home-style cooked meals. Everything is made fresh. Served buffet-style, the cuisine is traditional Indian along with international favorites. Many vegan options are available. The café is part of the Bhakti Center, a nonprofit cultural arts center that features cooking classes, yoga, a temple, and a boutique. They are located in the East Village.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. Open Sunday for brunch. Closed Monday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Tiengarden

170 Allen St., New York, NY 10002

(212) 388-1364 

Vegan/Chinese. Tiengarden is a cozy restaurant that offers a fantastic menu with many dishes featuring tofu or seitan with a Chinese/Asian accent. Some items to try include Spicy Organic Tofu, Curry Peanut Lovers, or Organic Mixed Vegetables. Tiengarden is located between Stanton and Rivington Streets and near E. Houston Street.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out, delivery, soymilk, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Tiffin Wallah

127 E. 28th St., New York, NY 10016

(212) 685-7301 

Vegetarian/Indian/Kosher. Tiffin Wallah combines the vegetarian Indian cuisine of Gujarti, Punjab, and Southern India to create eclectic dishes. They offer many selections of dosas, curries, fresh soups, and salads. Tiffin Wallah is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

V-Note

1522 First Ave., New York, NY 10075

(212) 249-5009 

Vegan/organic/gourmet. The classy V-Note organic wine bar and vegan bistro is located on the upper Eastside of Manhattan, and offers a kitchen that stays open later than many of the other vegan restaurants in the city. Menu highlights include a mushroom risotto and pistachio and pepper dusted tofu. V-Note also offers desserts such as a chocolate ganache cake. All of the wines are organic and sustainable. V-Note is at North 80th Street.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Vatan Indian Vegetarian

409 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10016

(212) 689-5666 

Vegetarian/Indian. Decorated to evoke a Gujarati village, diners at Vatan remove their shoes to sit on fluffy cushions surrounding a central courtyard. They offer an all-you-can-eat dinner featuring dishes, such as samosas, batatavada (fried potato balls in chickpea flour batter), bhaji (chickpeas and spinach), and khichdi (lentils, rice, and vegetables). You may also order from a four-course prix fixe menu that includes appetizers, soups, rice, entrées, and desserts. No children under 10 allowed. Vatan is located between 28th & 29th Streets.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
beer/wine, reservations recommended
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$$

Vegetarian Dim Sum House

24 Pell St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 577-7176 

Vegetarian/Chinese. This restaurant in Manhattan's Chinatown features Dim Sum all day. Try rice flour rolls, spring rolls, various dumplings, sweet cakes, fresh juices, and more. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices
$-$$

Village Natural

46 Greenwich Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 727-0968 

Natural foods/organic. This spacious Greenwich Village restaurant offers whole grains only and features daily specials. They have many vegetarian dishes, but please note they also serve fish. Try the BBQ Soy Chicken Salad Wrap, Seitan Club Sandwich, or their Village's Vegan Burger. They also have a nice selection of vegan pies.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options, take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Wild Ginger

380 Broome St., New York, NY 10013

(212) 966-1883 

Vegetarian/Asian. Wild Ginger is in the Little Italy area of Manhattan, between Mott & Mulberry Streets. See description under Brooklyn, NY (the location on Smith Street).

VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Zen Palate

663 9th Ave., New York, NY 10036

(212) 582-1669 

239 W. 105th St., New York, NY 10025

(212) 222-2111 

115 E. 18th St., New York, NY 10003

(212) 387-8885 

Vegetarian/Asian. In a minimalist atmosphere, the staff at Zen Palate offers beautifully-presented dishes. Some to try include Wonton Soup, Taro Spring Rolls, Zen Burger with Yam Fries, Eggplant Zentastic, and Shepherd Pie Croquette. All menu items are vegan unless otherwise noted. The location on 9th Avenue is at 46th Street in the Theatre District. The location on 18th Street is in Union Square. The location on 105th Street is on the Upper West Side.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$ locations


CAFE’S AND TAKE-AWAY

Beyond Sushi

229 E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003

(646) 861-2889 

Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 929-2889 

62nd West 56th St., New York, NY 10019

(646) 964-1117 

Vegetarian/sushi. Beyond Sushi serves a unique alternative to traditional sushi. With fruits and vegetables, including kiwi, mango, carrots, and snap peas, everything is vegetarian. The sushi is wrapped in black Chinese forbidden rice and six grain rice. Beyond Sushi offers a variety of vegan rolls and many of the rolls served are gluten-free as well. Each roll comes with a customized tofu and veggie sauce, including jalapeno-wasabi, carrot-ginger, and mango-chili.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Blossom Du Jour

259 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011

(212) 229-2595 

617 9th Ave., New York, NY 10036

(646) 998-3535 

165 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-9010 

449 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10024

(212) 712-9822 

Vegan/organic/kosher. Enjoy Blossom Du Jour's "shrewd fast food"-- cruelty-free, environmentally-conscious meals prepared quickly and efficiently. Gluten-free options are available. Savor Grandma's Vegetable Pot Pie (edamame, carrots, and zucchini) or Spaghetti and Soy Meatballs, followed by a Massivo Choco Chip Cookie or a slice of Chocolate Mousse Pie. Blossom Du Jour on 23rd is located between 7th & 8th Avenues in Chelsea. The location on 9th is between 43rd & 44th Streets in Midtown West. The location on Amsterdam is between 67th & 68th Streets on the Upper West Side and is open for take-out only.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

Bombay Sandwich Co.

48 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001

(646) 781-9756 

Vegetarian/Indian. Indian-influenced vegetarian café. Some of the sandwiches served are the Chana Masala, the Veggie Mashup, and the Smorgasburg Sweet Potato. Wraps include the Organic Quinoa and the Kale and Sweet Potato Wrap. They also serve bowls including French Lentils. Vegan items are clearly indicated on the menu. Located between Broadway and Sixth Ave.

Closed Sunday. Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner.
Counter service
smoothies
VISA/MC, $

Candle Café

1307 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 472-0970 

2427 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

(212) 769-8900 

Vegan/organic/natural foods. "Vegetarianism is taken to a whole new level" at this all-vegan restaurant. Candle Café, sister restaurant to Candle 79, serves unique dishes like a Grilled Rosemary Tempeh Sandwich and a Grilled Tempeh Portabello Burger, as well as a rotating selection of entrées, such as Seitan Toastadas, Lentil Croquettes, and Hijiki Caviar. Candle Café on 3rd is located between 74th and 75th Streets on the Upper East Side. Candle Café on Broadway is located between 89th and 90th Streets on the Upper West Side. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

CRISP

684 3rd Ave., New York, NY 10017

(212) 661-0000 

110 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018

(212) 661-0000 

Vegetarian/organic. Environmentally-conscious and modern, CRISP, offers sandwiches and salads, all made with fresh and mostly organic ingredients. Pair your meal with a house-blended iced tea such as pear-white or passion fruit-rooibos. This all-vegetarian quick-service restaurant "syncs your taste with your conscience." The 3rd Avenue location is at the corner of 43rd and not far from Grand Central Station and the United Nations Plaza. The 40th Street location is between 6th and Broadway and only a few minutes walk from Times Square. Please note that CRISP on 40th Street is not open on weekends.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Gingersnap's Organic

130 E. 7th St., New York, NY 10009

(212) 533-9939 

Vegan/organic/raw foods. Gingersnap's Organic is a café in the East Village offering a unique selection of raw, gluten-free, and vegan food made from completely organic ingredients. Everything in the café is made from reclaimed or recycled materials and designed with an eye toward sustainability. With free Wi-Fi and outlets, Gingersnap's is a great place to hang out -- whether you want to grab a tasty bite with friends or get work done.

Open Monday through Friday for three meals through late night. Open Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner through late night
Limited service
take-out, delivery, BYOB
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$-$$$

Green Bean Café

1413 York Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 861-1539 

Vegetarian café/organic/juice bar. The Green Bean Café is a quaint and inexpensive spot to grab a bite to eat. They focus on organic and wholesome foods. For a light meal, try the Tempeh BLT or the Vegan Vegetable Grill. At their juice and smoothie bar, you can choose from an extensive menu or create your own concoction. They also have vegan baked goods.The Green Bean Café is located between 75th and 76th Streets.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, soymilk, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Hummus Place

109 Saint Mark's Pl., New York, NY 10009

(212) 529-9198 

71 7th Ave. S., New York, NY 10014

(212) 924-2022 

99 Macdougal St., New York, NY 10009

(212) 924-2022 

2608 Broadway, New York, NY 10009

(212) 222-1554 

305 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10023

(212) 799-3335 

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern/kosher. If you love hummus, then this is the place for you! Enjoy dishes like Tabule Quinoa, Hummus Tahini, and Veggie Couscous at this kosher restaurant. Don't miss their great specials! With 5 locations in the Manhattan area, there’s bound to be a Hummus Place near you! The location at Saint Mark's Place is in the East Village, between 1st Avenue & Avenue A. The locations on Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue are both in the Upper West Side. The location on Macdougal Street is in Greenwich Village. The location on 7th Avenue is in the West Village.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Jivamuktea Café

841 Broadway, 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10003

(212) 353-0214 

Vegan/organic/café. Jivamuktea Café is located inside Jivamukti Yoga School. They are a deli-style café serving soups, salads, sandwiches, and a few other vegan specialties. They bake vegan desserts daily and have a large coffee, tea, and juice menu.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

Taim

222 Waverly Pl., New York, NY 10014

(212) 691-6101 

45 Spring St., New York, NY 10014

(212) 219-0600

Vegetarian/Middle Eastern. Taim Falafel & Smoothie Bar offers inexpensive all-vegetarian (& mostly vegan) Middle Eastern cuisine with a gourmet twist. Their falafel is gluten-free and prepared fresh-to-order. It comes in three flavors: Green (parsley, cilantro, mint), Harissa (Tunisian spices), and Red (Roasted Red Peppers). Taim on Waverly is located in the West Village. Taim on Spring is located in Nolita. Cash only.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
$-$$

Terri

60 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10010

(212) 647-8810 

100 Maiden Ln., New York, NY 10038

(212) 742-7901 

Vegan/organic/kosher. Terri is a 100% vegan establishment. They offer unique sandwiches such as the 'Thanksgiving' (Tofurky, cranberry sauce, vegan mayo, celery & crushed walnuts), 'Skinny Elvis' (peanut butter & carmelized bananas), or 'Fat Elvis' (with soy bacon). The restaurant on 23rd is located between 5th & 6th Avenues in Chelsea; the eatery on Maiden Lane is in the Financial District with its entrance on Pearl Street.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, fresh juices, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

The Cinnamon Snail

Broadway, New York, NY 10019

(201) 675-3755 

Vegan/organic/food truck. The Cinnamon Snail is a vegan food truck that serves mostly organic food, prepared without processed or artificial ingredients. They offer gluten-free, macrobiotic, and raw food options. Try the Creole Grilled Tofu Sub, Korean Barbeque Seitan, or Maple Mustard Tempeh Sandwich. The menu changes with the seasons and their whims; weekly specials are offered. They also offer a selection of vegan desserts and pastries (baked fresh daily) including Cinnamon Buns (after which the truck is named). All packaging is 100% biodegradable and compostable. In addition to offering delicious vegan food, The Cinnamon Snail also serves to educate the public about sustainable and local agriculture, animal welfare and non-violence. The truck does not operate in very bad weather or when on catering jobs. For locations and times, follow them on Twitter or Facebook. They also run Certified Orgasmic, a vegan and organic full-service caterer. Cash only.

Open Thursday for lunch and dinner. Open Friday through Tuesday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Wednesday
Take-out
catering
$-$$

Uptown Veg & Juice Bar

14 E. 125th St., New York, NY 10035

(212) 987-2660 

Vegetarian/Caribbean/juice bar. Don't let the name fool you. This place is much than organic fruit and vegetable juices. The menu features blueberry pancakes; tofu omelets; mock breakfast meats; hot soups and stews; mock chicken, beef, turkey, or fish salads, wraps, and sandwiches; Shepard's pie; curry duck; Cajun of barbeque tofu; lasagna; veggie steak; side dishes; and much more. They also offer a full line of vegan pastries and baked goods, including breads, carrot cake, soy cheesecake, pies, muffins, doughnuts, and more.. Uptown is located in Harlem between 5th & Madison Avenues.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

Yaffa Café

97 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY 10009

(212) 674-9302 

Natural foods. In the bohemian atmosphere of the East Village (between 1st Ave. and Ave. A), vegetarian dishes include crepes, stir-fry, tofu, baba ghanouj, hummus, pasta, and a divine fruit salad. There's garden seating during the summer, as well as a sidewalk café.

Open 24 hours daily
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$


JUICE SPOTS

Liquiteria

170 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10012

(212) 358-0300 

Vegetarian/juice bar. Besides a huge selection of fresh juices, like organic carrot or cantaloupe, the menu offers a vegetarian sandwich menu with items like Chickenless Chicken, Hummus, and Nori Rolls. Liquiteria is located at 11th Street.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
$

The Squeeze

550 West 54 St., New York, NY 10019

(917) 749-7074 

Vegan/raw foods/café/juice bar.  Produced in New York.


BAKERIES

BabyCakes NYC

248 Broome St., New York, NY 10002

(212) 677-5047 

Vegan/bakery/kosher. BabyCakes NYC is a specialty vegan bakery that serves mostly organic and gluten-free sweets including cupcakes, cookies, muffins, cinnamon buns, brownies, and cakes. Refined sugar is never used; most items are sweetened with agave syrup. Among the tempting treats are Vanilla Macaroons, Blueberry Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches, Pumpkin Spice Loaf, and Red Velvet Cupcakes. Besides local delivery by messenger, many items can be ordered for shipment in the United States. BabyCakes is located on the Lower East Side between Orchard and Ludlow.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, delivery, catering, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

Blossom Bakery

174A 9th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 242-3339 

Vegan/bakery/organic/kosher. Blossom Bakery is an all-vegan and kosher-certified bakery featuring organic ingredients. Choose from French pastries, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, cakes, and pies. The bakery is part of the Blossom family of vegan restaurants in New York City. It's located between 20th & 21st Streets in Chelsea, across the street from Blossom Restaurant and adjacent to Blossom Du Jour.

Open daily
Limited service
take-out, delivery. catering, espresso/cappuccino, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$$

Vegan Divas

1437 1st Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 734-0845 

Vegan/bakery/organic/kosher. Vegan Divas offers baked goods of all kinds, from doughnuts and cookies to pastries and cakes. A favorite among vegan divas everywhere is the Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with Raspberry Jam! This kosher bakery also features vegan soft serve ice cream made with an organic tofu base. Their treats can also be found in over 24 different locations throughout New York or online where you can have them shipped and gift-wrapped for you! Vegan Divas is located between 74th and 75th Streets on the Upper East Side.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$$


GROCERES

LifeThyme Natural Market

410 6th Ave., New York, NY 10011

(212) 420-9099 

Natural foods store/deli. LifeThyme Natural Market features one of NYC's largest selections of organic produce, natural personal care items, all-natural deli (including a 100% organic salad bar and hot bar), and an all-vegan kosher bakery. Sweet selections include cookies, cakes made-to-order, raw fruit cheesecakes, and more! LifeThyme is located between 8th and 9th Streets.

Open daily for lunch and dinner. Market open during breakfast hours
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

The Health Nuts

1208 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10021

(212) 593-0116

2611 Broadway, New York, NY 10021

(212) 678-0054

835 2nd Ave., New York, NY 10017

(212) 490-2979

Natural foods store/deli/juice bar. A natural deli and juice bar are situated inside a large health foods store. Freshly-prepared gourmet vegetarian salads, pasta, grains, hot foods, pizza, soups, pastries, cakes, and snacks are available. Sometimes, a vegan cheesecake is even offered.

Open daily
Counter service
vegan options, take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC/AMEX, $